Name Giver

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No longer shall your name be called Abram bur your name shall be Abraham for I have made you a father of many nations. (Genesis 17:5)  Then God said to Abraham, “As for your wife you shall not call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall be her name…then I will bless her and she shall be a mother of nations. (Genesis 17:15-16)

What name has God given you?

Everyday we are being judged by what we say and how we act. Everyday someone is naming us based on what they see and hear. And if we are honest we must admit that we are also naming ourselves based on what we do and what we say. We call ourselves “stupid”, “lazy”, “shameful” just to name a few. We start saying that we will never accomplish anything and we begin to believe the lies and the names that we and others have placed on us. Why? Because we’ve never given God the ability to speak His truth into our lives.

What name has God given you?

We start looking at the things we’ve done and immediately disqualify ourselves without even talking to God. We think that He looks at us and sees what we see so naturally how could He possibly want us to do anything for Him. God chose Abram and Sarai knowing that they would try and fulfill the promise God gave them on their own. He still changed their name, worked through their impatience and kept His promise to make them parents of nations. No matter what you think or how are you feeling God can and will still use you and your story to touch another life. None of us were put on this earth to live out our lives in a vacuum or bubble.

Jesus said that He is the vine and if we are to bear fruit we need to stay close to the vine. Staying close to Jesus allows God the opportunity to step in and not only change our heart but also change our name. And by changing our name our reach goes further and further.

There is so much for us to do and God is just waiting to change our name from saved to unsaved, from unrighteous to the righteous, from guilty to forgiven, from what we used to be to what we are going to be.

So once again I ask you, what name has God given you?

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3 thoughts on “Name Giver

  1. Thank you Melissa for your words. They are very encouraging to me today.

    I don’t know it all, but I do know what God tells me in his word. He looks at us and sees his son’s redeeming blood covering our sins. “He does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities” (Psalm 103:10). How blessed we are for His Grace.

    When we accept his love and forgiveness, we are a pure and new creation in his eyes, no matter what he do or have done. We can be used to point others to his love.

    Ask God what he sees when he looks at you…he will show you in his word and through the Holy Spirit.

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